Araqchi arrives in Austria for talks with IAEA chief

Vienna, Oct 28, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran and member of the nuclear negotiating team with West Abbas Araqchi arrived here Monday to hold talks with head of the UN nuclear watchdog. 

He is to discuss Iran’s new approach in the meeting with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano to be held within hours.

The two are also to exchange views on the future of Iran-IAEA cooperation, removing the remaining ambiguities about Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program and questions existing between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog.

Araqchi will also brief Amano on Iran’s latest talks with the Group 5+1.

According to diplomats here, Araqchi’s meeting with Amano would be highly significant regarding the Iranian diplomat’s key role in the talks with the sextet (the US, Britain, Russia, France and China plus Germany).

Prior to his visit to Vienna, Araqchi referred to the new approach by Iran and the G5+1 during their latest round of talks in Geneva on October 15-16 where the Iranian and the sextet representatives held serious talks.

Araqchi expressed hope that Iran and the IAEA could also remove their remaining ambiguities soon by adapting a new approach which would be based on good-will and focus on their future cooperation on fighting proliferation of nuclear weapons and safeguarding a world free from nuclear weapons.



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